Brazil star: Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard have 'phenomenal' talent

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In the short time he has spent on Merseyside since joining the Reds in January, the Brazil international has had time to assess his new teammates and says they are 'out of this world'.

"Suarez is phenomenal - he is otherworldly," said the £8.5 million signing (

"The goals he scores, the way he gives himself to the team… it is very important and I am very happy to be able to play next to him."

"I'm not only happy to play next to him, but also other players like Steven (Gerrard), who is phenomenal too.  These are guys from another world."

The 20-year-old, who is working on his strength in training to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League, has already scored once and provided two assists in just 202 minutes of football.

Gerrard has already stated that Coutinho shows "moments of magical brilliance", but the Brazilian has been quick to understand that while Suarez and Gerrard are the key men there is a wider picture.

"What I have noticed in the last few weeks here is that the whole group is very united, strong and fights for their aims," he told

"I hope that I can learn more and more with my teammates here."

Brendan Rodgers will be likely to cut the Brazilian some slack after admitting his teammates took a while to fully grasp the concepts he is instilling at Anfield.

The commitment and belief in the squad is now beginning to pay off as they recorded a third successive league victory for the first time since May 2011 with Sunday's 3-2 win over third-placed Tottenham.

"What we are seeing is the characteristics of the team, which is control and domination, but also a real steel to the defensive unit and everyone working for the cause and that is very important at the moment," said Rodgers.

Liverpool head to Southampton on Saturday looking to add a fourth win to their run and close the 7-point gap on the top four.

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